Melissa Jean “Lis” Howell, 38, of North Platte passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 peacefully at her home.

She was born March 1, 1980 at North Platte to Betty Fillmore-Lange and Ivan Fillmore, Sr.

Melissa graduated from North Platte High School in 1999 and later was united in marriage to Craig Howell on Aug. 15, 1999.

She was active in the PTO at Jefferson School and enjoyed camping, fishing and vacations. More than anything, she loved to spend time with her daughter, Isabella.

She is survived by her husband, Craig; daughter, Isabella; mother, Betty Lange; father, Ivan Fillmore, Sr.; brothers, Chris Horn and Ivan Fillmore, Jr.; sister, Brenda (Randy) Weekly; mother-in-law, Linda Howell; and other family.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Memorial services will be on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Douglas A. Delp officiating. Cremation was chosen. Graveside services will be at a later date.

Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in care of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to and made payable to Isabella Howell Trust at Community Bank. Online condolences may be shared at